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October 2, 2022
Auction results

RM Sotheby's auction, the Gene Ponder collection, September 22 - 24, 2022

  • 1938 Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic Replica by Erik Koux, Chassis No. 57654: Sold at $1,155,000 USD
  • "1932" Bugatti Type 55 Super Sport Roadster Replica by Pur Sang, Chassis No. "55227": Sold at $385,000 USD
  • "1930" Bugatti Type 35B Replica by Pur Sang, Engine No. 397BO, Chassis No. 397: Sold at $220,000 USD
  • "1936" Bugatti Type 57G 'Tank' Tribute, On 1953 Jaguar Chassis: Sold at $159,500 USD
  • 1957 Bugatti Type 252 Tribute, On 1952 Jaguar Chassis (LHD!): Sold at $253,000 USD

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September 25, 2022
Honorary Citizenship for Paul Kestler in Molsheim

During the annual Bugatti Festival last weekend in Molsheim Paul Kestler, now 92 years old, was awarded Honorary Citizen of Molsheim in the presence of Michel Bugatti and many friends of Paul and la marque.

Paul Kestler has researched the evolution of coachwork style of Bugatti, is a Co-founder of the Enthousiastes Bugatti Alsace and their annual Festival Bugatti and was one of the leading organisers of the unforgettable Centenaire Bugatti.

Besides the "Evolution of a style" book, and the one on the Royale, quite recently (in 2019) a comic book with the Bugatti history (also in English) appeared, after a script written by Paul and Monique.

May he have many more years surrounded by his supporting family, especially his daughter Monique.

September 25, 2022
Winners of the concours during the Molsheim Festival

During the annual Bugatti Festival last weekend in Molsheim, as always awards were given for the most special, most beautiful and other cars. The winners were:

  • Grand Prix EBA: Guilain Benard (F) with his Type 57C Cabriolet Corsica (57485)
  • Trophée Fondation Bugatti: Ladislav Novak (CZ) with his Type 46 "Petite Royale" Cabriolet (after an original by Gangloff, 46393) Photo on the right
  • Trophée Lalique: Michel Perridon (NL) with his Type 57C Stelvio Gangloff (57834) Photo below
  • There are many more trophy's, also one for each new participant with a Bugatti. More info on the trophees.

During the morning, the cars were displayed for adoring Bugatti enthusiasts from near and far to admire. Local Molsheim residents also enjoyed a closer glimpse of the Bugattis. In the afternoon, the cars were paraded through the streets of Molsheim, before halting to be judged by a panel of experts that included Christophe Piochon. The judges meticulously examined each car, searching for a Bugatti truly worthy of the Coupe Bugatti Automobiles. After much soul searching, the trophy was finally awarded to a Type 57C Cabriolet Corsica.

Other awards, including the Trophée Fondation Bugatti were also presented. This year's winner was a Type 46 Petite Royale' by Gangloff, which received the intricate trophy, itself built from the same materials used to create Bugatti cars, and crowned by a piece of Lalique crystal.

Below, two more photographs of Michel Perridon in his prize-winning Stelvio, in the one on the right he is being congratulated by your webmaster

September 6, 2022
Auctions results

Worldwide Auctioneers, the Auburn auction Auburn, USA, September 1-3, 2022

  • 1925 Bugatti Type 35A Grand Prix, Chassis No: 4631: Not Sold (maximum bid $1,200,000)

Gooding & Co. London auction UK, September 3, 2022

  • 1932 Bugatti Type 55 Cabriolet, Chassis no. 55230, Estimate £3,750,000 - £4,750,000: sold at £2,925,000
  • 1937 Bugatti Type 57C Ventoux, Chassis no. 57506: Not Sold, now asking price: £750,000

September 6, 2022
Bugatti wins best of show at Soestdijk Concours d’Elegance in the Netherlands

Jaap Braam Ruben of FineAutomobiles and his Bugatti T57C Stelvio Gangloff special cabriolet has won Best of show and Junior Jury award at the Royal palace Soestdijk Concours d’Elegance on August 28, 2022.

The corona setbacks that drove the organizers of the Concours d' d'Elegance to despair over the past two years were completely forgotten during the largest classic car event in the Netherlands last weekend. The beautiful summer weather attracted thousands of visitors to the temporary open-air museum around the former Royal Palace of Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard. The palace gardens were more than lavishly filled with the most beautiful cars from the past, the present and the future, the central theme of this 2022 edition, which can also be seen as a prelude to the future.

The grandeur of the entourage, the multitude of special cars on display and the enthusiastic response from both spectators and participants emphasized the potential to become a top event on the international calendar in the coming years. In total, there were 6 Bugatti's entered.

September 6, 2022
Bugatti plans new car for 2024

At Bugatti, they work night and day to develop a brand new model that will take over from the Bugatti Chiron. So far, the Alsace-based manufacturer has not revealed any information about its new product. Autocar's English journalists still managed to get an interview with its creators who briefly discussed its design.

New design, new engine
This Bugatti will be, as mentioned by Mate Rimac, highly electrified. All indicators show that it will have a smaller engine than the 8.0 liter W16. It will be supported by several electric motors to develop a generous supply of power. After all, the Mercedes-AMG One is equipped with a 1063 hp V6 hybrid. The Aston Martin Valkyrie, another hybrid hypercar, produces up to 1155 hp

The descendant of the Bugatti Chiron will have a "different" design, "more athletic", and will be "more amazing" than the Mistral unveiled at Monterey Car Week.

"It will be amazing, proportionally, technologically, in terms of innovation, in terms of the unexpected. People will be amazed by it, and it's a real joy to work on this project," said Frank Heyl, director Bugatti design assistant

A less divisive interior
If the exterior should change significantly compared to the latest Bugatti presented, the interior will not be completely new or different. Aldo Maria Sica, interior designer at Bugatti, explained that the interior "will not undergo a radical redesign, but will remain close to what the company offers".

The development of this new model would already be finished. According to rumors, Bugatti is already showing it to its customers in order to sell all or part of the stock before its presentation to the public scheduled for 2024. The Bugatti Chiron is produced in 500 copies, and it has lasted several years before the hypercar went out of stock.

The new Bugatti could follow in the footsteps of its elder, it will undoubtedly be sold for several million euros. As a reminder, the Bugatti Mistral was sold at 5 million euros per unit.

Top Photo: the elephant inside the gear lever of the Mistral

August 22, 2022
Auction results

Gooding & Co. Pebble Beach auction, August 20 - 21, 2022

  • 1931 Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix, Chassis no. 51154, Estimate: $2,750,000 - $3,250,000, not sold, asking price $2,400,000
  • 1937 Bugatti Type 57C Ventoux, Chassis 57517, Engine 7C, Estimate: $1,000,000 - $1,500,000, sold for $940,000 Incl. premium
  • 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante, Chassis 57523, Engine 23S, Estimate: $10,000,000 - $12,000,000, sold for $10,345,000 Incl. premium
  • 1994 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport, Chassis ZA9BB02E0RCD39012, Engine 086, Estimate: $3,000,000 - $3,500,000, sold for $3,167,500 Incl. premium

August 20, 2022
Bugatti presents Roadster: Bugatti W16 Mistral

That Bugatti recently published a series of photographs of the Type 57 Roadster Grand Raid, a special model which was presented in October 1934 at the Paris Salon should have given us a clue...

This is What Bugatti says about the new "ultimate roadster". Meanwhile however, Mate Rimac says it will be the last car with the 8-litre VVR16 engine.

Ever since the Veyron was introduced in 2005, the W16 engine has been the beating heart of every Bugatti. The roadgoing car that brings the W16 era to an end was always destined to be special: exclusive, elegant and powerful. It must be the very best of its kind. This is W16 Mistral: the ultimate roadster.

Mate Rimac, Bugatti Rimac CEO, said: “For the final roadgoing appearance of Bugatti’s legendary W16 engine, we knew we had to create a roadster. Well over 40% of all Bugatti vehicles ever created have been open-top in design, establishing a long lineage of performance icons that – to this day – are revered the world over. In the Chiron era there had, to-date, been no roadster, so the introduction of W16 Mistral continues this legacy, driven by enormous demand from our clients for an all-new way to experience the mighty performance of our iconic engine. The W16 Mistral opens the next chapter in the Bugatti roadster story, inspired by over a century of open top legends.”

For a car as evocative and important as this, great consideration went into the badge it should wear. Far more than simply a development of the Chiron, the roadster needed a name associated with freedom, elegance and speed. Inspiration came from the mistral, a powerful wind that blows from the Rhône River valley, through the chic towns of the Côte d’Azur in southern France and into the Mediterranean. And with the engine so central to this roadster’s character, it stands side-by-side with this mighty wind: W16 Mistral.

Built around the definitive 1,600 PS incarnation of the W16 engine, first used in the Chiron Super Sport 300+, the W16 Mistral offers performance unlike any open top car that has gone before. In its design and engineering it is completely bespoke; the existing monocoque is not simply cut off above the A-pillars to make way for the new open-top design but has been reengineered and reshaped to create a more rounded silhouette without compromising performance.

Achim Anscheidt, Bugatti Design Director, said: “We know the W16 Mistral will always have significance in the story of Bugatti, marking the last time that perhaps the greatest ever automotive powertrain is used in a roadgoing production car. We, as a design team, felt enormous pressure to deliver styling that immediately conveyed this landmark moment, drawing inspiration from some of the most beautiful roadsters in Bugatti history.”

Their muse would be the 1934 Bugatti Type 57 Roadster Grand Raid, a sporting roadster that represents the pinnacle of elegant design. Marked out by its dual aerodynamic headrests, flowing backwards into the bodywork, and a cut down V-shaped windscreen, this particular Grand Raid – on display at the Louwman Museum in Den Haag – is effortlessly sophisticated with an understated sportiness. Finished in a duo-tone black and yellow livery, it would provide the perfect inspiration for this watershed moment in the Bugatti story.

The W16 Mistral debuts in colors inspired by the Bugatti Type 57 Roadster Grand Raid; a warm black with hints of truffle brown and subtle yellow accents throughout. Not only is it an homage to the iconic coachbuilt body, but also to Ettore Bugatti, who chose the black and yellow combination for many of his personal cars, including his Type 41 Royale. To enthusiasts of the brand, it is a timeless visual pairing.

The W16 Mistral captures the essence of the Grand Raid’s V-shaped windscreen and evolves it into a modern-day work of art. A curving windscreen that seemingly wraps around the A-pillars, blending seamlessly into the side windows and creating a ‘visor’ effect that hints at the motorsport levels of performance W16 Mistral offers. The windscreen itself is a marvel of engineering, curved just enough to create the rounded visor design, without distorting the driver’s vision.

The top line of the windscreen and side windows flows purposefully around the side air intakes. This character line then flows back underneath the side glass to shoot through all the way to the front horseshoe grill creating a new three-dimensional character for the famous Bugatti C-line introduced on Chiron. To keep the body side section slim, but also allow for optimum airflow to the W16, the oil cooler intakes on the side were deliberately separated from the engine air intakes, which now sit on the roof, just behind the occupants. The two-new roof-mounted engine air scoops are a nod to the Type 57 Roadster Grand Raid, as well as the first open top Bugatti of the modern era: the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport. Tighter, more powerful and appearing to leap forwards, W16 Mistral exhibits an entirely different character.

Anscheidt continues: “To reflect the W16 Mistral’s new character, we also totally reinvented its frontal appearance, in line with the vertical layout of our unique or few-off models like Divo and La Voiture Noire. It’s immediately imbued with a sense of exclusivity; the vertically stacked headlights are completely bespoke and the famous horseshoe grille is reimagined to be much more three-dimensional; both deeper and wider. At the rear, we challenged ourselves to create a striking but also more elegant iteration of Bolide’s X-theme taillight motif, which forever left its mark on the world of automotive design.”

To design a car like the W16 Mistral requires careful practice of Bugatti’s ‘Form Follows Performance’ design mantra, with each component penned not just to set new standards for beauty, but to also play a role in achieving completely new levels of performance.

Frank Heyl, Bugatti Deputy Design Director, said: “The headlights themselves are intricately shaped, incorporating a four-light signature that subtly nods to the W16 Mistral’s four-wheel-drive and four turbochargers. But their three-dimensional surface also functions as an aerodynamic aid that funnels air through the light and out through the wheel arch to improve aerodynamic drag. The wider horseshoe grille allows the high temperature engine radiator to be fully fed purely from one intake, leaving the two side intakes to focus only on providing air to the intercoolers.

“The X-taillight, meanwhile, serves the function of venting the side oil coolers through ducts connecting the triangular negative space in between the X beams to the side radiators. Therefore, a pressure drop is created between the side intakes and the outlets at the back of the W16 Mistral which helps to manage the mid-temperature cooling circuit of the mighty W16 most effectively.”

But the functional design highlights don’t end there. The new ram induction air scoops behind the headrests were developed from the very beginning with stringent rollover tests in mind, so each is made from a bespoke carbon fiber structure that can support the whole weight of the car in case of a roll over. This new intake layout also enriches the driver’s W16 experience, emphasizing the orchestra between the low down, mighty, rumbling 8-liter displacement intake noise at throttle on and the blow off valve whistle from the four turbo chargers at throttle lift. It is an unmatched aural sensation in the automotive world.

To develop incomparable levels of elegance and excitement, the W16 Mistral features the very latest engineering innovations. Bugatti's advanced composite materials are paired with cutting-edge titanium and aluminum 3D-printing to ensure striking design, ultimate performance and robust reliability. A detailed analysis of the W16 Mistral's dynamic stiffness allowed engineers to develop lightweight solutions that would ensure optimum handling and performance under the most extreme conditions.

The W16 Mistral’s interior takes its lead from Chiron, carefully honed to deliver an experience that’s both elegant and luxurious, but also functional enough to ensure all information is easily visible at up to 420 km/h. The dedication to material quality remains a hallmark of Bugatti design; advanced, lightweight titanium, aluminum components milled from a solid block and soft, blemish-free leathers. But in this swansong to the W16, there are also brand new design flourishes.

There is an intricate woven leather used on newly designed door panels, meticulously tested and produced to Bugatti quality standards with a vision of regular use over a hundred years into the future. And in a nod to the W16 Mistral’s illustrious forebears, the gear shifter – machined from a solid block of aluminum – features a touch of wood and an amber insert with Rembrandt Bugatti’s famous ‘dancing elephant’ sculpture locked within. Iterations of this sculpture adorned the bonnet of the legendary Type 41 Royale; the most luxurious roadster ever created.

Underneath the gargantuan side opening hood of the Royale was an ambitious 12.7-liter straight-eight engine, the likes of which the world had never seen before. And the W16 Mistral’s engine is equally ambitious – the only W16 powertrain in automotive use today.

When Bugatti’s last roadster, the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse set a world speed record of 254.04 mph (408.84 km/h) in 2013, its 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 had 1,200 PS. The W16 Mistral has 1,600 PS, making use of the same power unit that propelled the Chiron Super Sport 300+ to a world-record-breaking speed of 304.773 mph in 2019. There can only be one goal in mind: to become the fastest roadster in the world once more.

Mate Rimac, Bugatti Rimac CEO, said: “The union of a roadster format and our W16 powertrain is absolute perfection. With the roof removed, and a pair of large air intakes directly behind your head feeding around 70,000 liters of air through the engine every minute at full bore, driving the W16 Mistral connects you to the intricate workings of this revolutionary powertrain like no other Bugatti to date.

“What we also continue with W16 Mistral is a legacy of Bugatti roadsters, each of them incomparable in design, performance and rarity, which stretches right back to the genesis of Bugatti. The Type 40, Type 41 Royale, Type 55 Roadster, Type 57 Roadster Grand Raid that inspired this car, or even the incredible elegance of the Type 57SC Corsica Roadster – Bugatti has always been associated with the purity of open top driving. So even though the legacy of the roadgoing W16 ends with the W16 Mistral, we continue the legacy of the roadster, first established by Ettore Bugatti more than a century ago.”

Only 99 examples of the W16 Mistral will be built, priced at 5 million euros net, with deliveries due to begin in 2024. The entire production run of W16 Mistral is already sold out.

So... do I like it? Not really actually. The nose is ugly in my opinion, with the "air intake" far too wide to qualify it as a Bugatti. And those headlights... Sorry, not attractive at all.

The only view that this Mistral is somewhat nice is in the side view, but then it is not really different from many supercar roadsters....

Below: more photographs of the Mistral and the presentation, with Mate Rimac and his spouse Katarina Lovric, on August 19.

August 20, 2022
Auctions results

Bonhams' Quail Lodge auction, USA, August 19, 2022

  • 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante Gangloff Chassis no. 57767, Estimate $2,800,000 - $3,400,000, Not sold
  • 1947 Bugatti Type 73C Grand Prix Monoposto Chassis no. 73002 Engine no. 2, Sold for $511,000 inc. premium

RM-Sotheby's Monterey Auction California, USA, August 19-20, 2022
Prices including premium

  • 1913 Bugatti Type 15 Tourer by Chauvet, Chassis no. 580, sold for $335,000
  • 1925 Bugatti Type 30 Tourer, Chassis No. 4725, Offered Without Reserve, sold for $263,200
  • 1928 Bugatti Type 43A Roadster by Lavocat et Marsaud, Chassis No. 43233, Engine No. 62, Not sold
  • 1932 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster in the style of Jean Bugatti, Chassis No. 55219, Engine No. 11, Not sold
  • 1936 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio, Chassis No. 57406, Engine No. 286, Gearbox No. 68C, sold for $681,500
  • 1938 Bugatti Type 57S Roadster in the style of Corsica, Chassis No. 57601, sold for $1,105,000
  • 1936 Bugatti Type 57 Cabriolet in the Style of Gangloff, Chassis No. 57668 (57263), sold for $500,000
  • 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Cabriolet by Gangloff, Chassis No. 57769, sold for $577,000
  • 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Aravis Special Cabriolet by Gangloff, Chassis No. 57798, Engine No. 431, sold for $1,545,000
  • 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Cabriolet in the style of Corsica, Chassis No. 57838, Engine No. 105C, sold for $527,500

August 17, 2022
New Bugatti announced

The above teaser was recently released, showing not much more than a headlight, consisting of vertical stripes of light.

Together with this the date 19 August 2022, a time, and the location: The Quail, a motorsports gathering.

What it will be? Maybe just a new version of the Chiron? A hybrid? Or something completely different like a saloon?.....
Just be patient for a few more days.

August 10, 2022
Did Bugatti announce the end of the internal combustion engine?

Now that Bugatti is partly in the hands of the electric automobile specialist Rimac, it is an open secret that the successor to the Chiron, well, will be electric. With a new video, Bugatti seems to be officially announcing the end of its mythical 8-litre quad-turbo W16 that has broken record after record since 2005.

Will Bugatti retire her W16 without one last swan song? The chance seems small to us. Which makes us secretly assume that Bugatti will make another crazy creation with that gigantic engine in the back. Perhaps a vehicle that can break the mythical limit of 500 km/h? Because with the Chiron Super Sport 300+, the French brand previously managed to reach 490,484 km/h. Ten extra km, it would make a great parting gift for the 8-litre W16. Anyway, the end is in sight.

At Bugatti, they also realize that the end is near. Which makes it seem that they have already started a farewell round. Not difficult, if you know that Bugatti was the only brand in the world to ever put a W16 into series production. The French brand now shows in a delightful short video how that feat is put together. Definitely worth watching!

August 10, 2022
Delivery of the last of the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+

Apparently, the last of the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ cars were delivered, a car that reached a record speed just short of 500 kmh, at 300 mph, with Andy Wallace at the wheel.

July 25, 2022
Auction result

Catawiki Auction, Internet - Italy, July 17, 2022

  • 1929, Bugatti Type 44 Torpedo by Ghia, Chassisnumber 44477, Estimate €880.000 - €970.000, Maximum bid € 505.000 (without premium), Not Sold

July 19, 2022
Auction result

Catawiki Auction, Internet - Belgium, July 17, 2022

  • "1927" Pur Sang Bugatti T35B, Estimate € 250,000 - € 280,000, Sold for € 272.500 including premium

June 28, 2022
Auctions result

Proxibid / Henderson Auction, USA, June 25, 2022

  • 1939 Bugatti T57C Gangloff Coupé, 57524, Sold for $1,000,000

Aguttes Auction, France, June 26, 2022

  • "1926" Bugatti Type 35A Replica, Estimate: 280,000 - 380,000 EUR: Not sold

June 25, 2022
Bugatti presents Chiron L’Ébé

Bugatti honors Ettore's daughter with a special edition

Bugatti pays homage to Ettore Bugatti’s daughter, L’Ébé, with final spectacular units of the Chiron and Chiron Sport for Europe, finished with unique Art Deco style details.

L'Ébé Bugatti, Ettore Bugatti's daughter and eldest child, was very close to him, like a soul mate. Bugatti is now honoring L'Ébé with a very special small series of three cars. For the final delivery of the Chiron and Chiron Sport in Europe, Bugatti's designers developed a Chiron and two Chiron Sport with the name L'Ébé. All three hand-crafted hyper sports cars are bearing unique details in the Art Deco style.

As the eldest child of Ettore and Barbara Bugatti, L'Ébé, born in 1903, had more insight into the extraordinary rise of Bugatti than anyone else. Ettore even chose to hide his own initials “EB” in her first name, so L'Ébé would not have to forgo the Bugatti surname even after marriage (Another more romantic possible thought behind l'Ébé's name is that it reflects the union of her two parents, Ettore - Barbara. Ed). In her later book “The Story of Bugatti”, a biography of Ettore, she gave invaluable details into the history of the brand and her father himself.

Now, L’Ébé herself also becomes an important part of Bugatti history. The Chiron and Chiron Sport L’Ébé draw inspiration from her love of Art Deco style. Chiron’s character lines are mostly echoed in the famous Bugatti Type 57 G Tank that won Le Mans in 1937 – here on the L’Ébé those lines are accented in gold, shimmering against the exposed blue-tinted carbon body. Gold highlights also adorn the “EB” badging, the famous horseshoe grille and parts of the 8.0-liter W16 engine cover. Even the wheels come with an understated gold tint.

L’Ébé’s signature logo hides subtly on the underside of the retractable rear spoiler, as well as on the treadplates and hand-stitched into the headrests of the seats. The cabin subtly mirrors the exterior, with exposed blue-tinted carbon visible throughout and a light versus dark theme, hinting at L’Ébé’s dark blue body and gold highlights. The door panel on the driver’s side is finished predominantly in “Silk” leather with “Lake Blue” highlights. The passenger’s, meanwhile, reverses the colour scheme. Each door panel features a motif of the visual evolution of Bugatti’s most iconic cars, from early Grand Prix racers through to EB110, Veyron and Chiron. L’Ébé’s numerous bespoke touches perfectly showcase Bugatti’s limitless creativity and craftsmanship when it comes to exclusive tailor-made projects.

Christophe Piochon, President of Bugatti Automobiles, said: “L’Ébé Bugatti’s biography of her father consists of numerous diary entries by Ettore himself, letters from his early employees, customers, business partners and her own experiences. It helps a lot to understand Ettore’s personality, his goals and the appreciation everyone had for him and his products. With this knowledge we could transmit the Bugatti DNA into the present time maintaining the essence, grade of perfection and quality standards up to this very day. Through this unique configuration and use of her name for the final Chiron and Chiron Sport, we wanted to honor her with the status she deserves in our brand’s history.”

The Bugatti Chiron, introduced to the world in 2016, was the first production car to deliver 1,500 PS of power, creating an entirely new sector of hyper sports car performance. Its 8.0-liter W16 quad-turbocharged engine, advanced four-wheel-drive system and lightweight chassis set new standards not just for acceleration, top speed and handling but also for comfort, usability and reliability.

It has since become the template for a number of different evolutions of the Bugatti hyper sports car, including Chiron Sport, Chiron Pur Sport and Chiron Super Sport. The three exclusive Bugatti Chiron L’Ébé mark the end of Chiron and Chiron Sport in Europe. The Chiron L’Ébé and a Chiron L’Ébé Sport have already been delivered and the third model will be delivered by the end of the month.

June 25, 2022
Record number of Bugattis on Auction

During the coming months there is a record number of 20 (correction: 21) Bugattis that will be on auction, so it's time to see what savings you have! All auctions are listed on the Events part of this page !

The list of Bugattis, to be auctioned in several countries worldwide, is the following:

  • 1913 Bugatti Type 15 Tourer by Chauvet, Chassis no. 580, Offered Without Reserve
  • 1925 Bugatti Type 30 Tourer, Chassis No. 4725, Offered Without Reserve (auction March 5, 2020: Not sold)
  • 1925 Bugatti Type 35A Grand Prix, Chassis No: 4631
  • "1926" Bugatti Type 35A Replica, Estimate: 280,000 - 380,000 EUR
  • "1930" Bugatti Type 35B Replica by Pur Sang, Engine No. 397BO, Chassis No. 397
  • Pur Sang Bugatti T37A
  • 1928 Bugatti Type 43A Roadster by Lavocat et Marsaud, Chassis No. 43233, Engine No. 62
  • 1931 Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix, Chassis no. 51154
  • 1932 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster in the style of Jean Bugatti, Chassis No. 55219, Engine No. 11
  • "1932" Bugatti Type 55 Super Sport Roadster Replica by Pur Sang, Chassis No. "55227"
  • 1932 Bugatti Type 55 Cabriolet, Chassis no. 55230
  • 1936 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio, Chassis No. 57406, Engine No. 286, Gearbox No. 68C
  • 1937 Bugatti Type 57C Ventoux, Chassis no. 57506
  • 1939 Bugatti T57C Gangloff Coupé, 57524, Opening Bid: USD 1,000.00
  • 1938 Bugatti Type 57S Roadster in the style of Corsica, Chassis No. 57601
  • 1938 Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic Replica by Erik Koux, Chassis No. 57654 (Sold at auction on February 8, 2019, for €852,936)
  • 1936 Bugatti Type 57 Cabriolet in the Style of Gangloff, Chassis No. 57668
  • 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante Gangloff Chassis no. 57767
  • 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Cabriolet by Gangloff, Chassis No. 57769
  • 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Aravis Special Cabriolet by Gangloff, Chassis No. 57798, Engine No. 431
  • 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Cabriolet in the style of Corsica, Chassis No. 57838, Engine No. 105C
Plus various other interesting items, including a few Jaguar based "Tribute" cars which look quite nice, and may even be affordable!

June 5, 2022
Donation received

As some of you may have noted, there is a "Donate" button at the very end of this page.

It has been there for about 15 years, maybe more, and until last week I never received a donation.

Then, an Italian collector sent me an e-mail with a very detailed question, but also with the remark that he liked my website so much, and appreciated my work that he wanted to make a donation.

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Until ??, 2022 Bugatti Trust summer exhibition Prescott Hill, Gotherington, Cheltenham, UK

Jean Bugatti - A celebration of his life and Influence on the Bugatti Type 57

The exhibition will include cars, artefacts, historic documents and photographs as well as original film footage from our archives. Including a presentation of the Bugatti Atlantic.

  • Jean Bugatti - The Type 57S Aérolithe and Atlantic
  • Bugatti Atlantic - The four cars produced
  • The history of the Holzschuch Atlantic 57473 - on display

Bugatti Trust website

September 15 - October 15, 2022 Exposition in the Chartreuse - Fondation Bugatti Molsheim, France

Ettore Bugatti - His family and his friends

September 22 - 24, 2022 RM Sotheby's auction USA

The GENE PONDER COLLECTION; Offered entirely wothout reserve
  • 1938 Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic Replica by Erik Koux, Chassis No. 57654 (Sold at auction on February 8, 2019, for €852,936)
  • "1932" Bugatti Type 55 Super Sport Roadster Replica by Pur Sang, Chassis No. "55227"
  • "1930" Bugatti Type 35B Replica by Pur Sang, Engine No. 397BO, Chassis No. 397
  • "1936" Bugatti Type 57G 'Tank' Tribute, On 1953 Jaguar Chassis
  • 1957 Bugatti Type 252 Tribute, On 1952 Jaguar Chassis (LHD!)
  • Bugatti Children's Car, 5 (Five) different ones available, none original
  • Various benches and vices (probably not original)
  • Various radiator shells (don't seem to be original) and other parts
  • Bugatti Bronze by JP Nesse
  • Bugatti Bronze "Pur Sang" by Stanley Wanlass
  • Lot's of different automobilia
  • Many miniatures in various scales

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October 9, 2022 Bonhams Auction, The Zoute Sale Belgium

  • 1924 Bugatti Type 30 Torpedo by Carrocerias Casimiro Sola, Barcelona, Chassis 4224, Engine 233
    Estimate €320,000 - €380,000

  • Only four owners from new
  • Matching numbers
  • Outstandingly original chassis, engine, gearbox and drive train
  • New body to original pattern retaining the original bonnet
  • Well documented history
  • Past Mille Miglia Storica and Flying Scotsman rally participant
  • Pierre-Yves Laugier report on file

    Introduced in 1922, the Type 30 has a special place in Bugatti's history, for it was the company's first straight-eight engine to go into production and the first to use Bugatti's classic single-overhead-cam cylinder head, making it one of the most famous automobile engines of all time. With a capacity of 1,991cc, with three valves per cylinder operated by the single gear-driven overhead camshaft and breathing via twin Solex carburettors, this beautiful engine produced approximately l00bhp at 4,500rpm.

    Coming from a family of artists, Ettore Bugatti - 'Le Patron' - was renowned for his exquisite designs and the new eight-cylinder engine was no exception. This beautiful new power unit was installed in what was essentially a lengthened Brescia chassis, resulting in a touring car that was notably fast and powerful for its day, and that possessed many of the characteristics of the famous racing Bugattis. The eight-cylinder engine was very flexible and, once mastered, the Brescia-type gearbox a delight to use. Of some 600-or-so Type 30s produced, fewer than 50 cars are known to survive today, with original examples possessing known history especially desirable.

    In 1924 this Type 30, with chassis number '4224', was delivered new in Barcelona, Spain to the official Bugatti agent Bertrand & Serra. There it received a three-seater torpedo body designed and built by the noted pre-war firm of Casimiro Solá, also from Barcelona. Sold new to Mrs Felisa Florensia Boixades, '4224' was often seen in the streets of Barcelona before the Civil War (1936-1939). During the hostilities, the car was carefully hidden for three years until it was recovered at the war's end. Mrs Boixades was still driving it on the streets of Barcelona in 1943. After more than 30 years of ownership, Mrs Boixades sold the Bugatti in the late 1950s to Mr Martinez, owner of Platerias Martinez, a jewellery store in Barcelona.

    By 1962 the car had been acquired by Mr Carlos del Val, a recognised Spanish collector, enthusiast and sportsman who, among his racing adventures, raced the London-Mexico Rally in 1970 and the famous Paris-Dakar rally in the 1980s driving a Pegaso truck. Mr Del Val removed the original torpedo body and replaced it with a shorter two-seat body, emulating the legendary Type 35. Fortunately, he took some photographs of the original coachwork before the car was re-bodied (copies available). Mr Del Val would own the Bugatti for more than 50 years, driving it in various rallies and events, including the 1976 Monte Carlo Rally, the first time that the car had left Spain.

    In 2013 and at the age of 82, Mr Del Val sold his much-loved Bugatti to the current owners. Two brothers, the new custodians re-commissioned the car to full working order and had a new body built from the scuttle back retaining the original bonnet, based on period photographs, exactly reproducing the original three-seat torpedo body.

    Today this exceptional and rare Bugatti still retains all its original mechanical components, including engine, chassis, gearbox, steering, axles and also the bonnet. It is fully operational and comes with the original Spanish licence plate from 1924 and a FIVA passport (Class A3).

    The car has given great satisfaction to its current owners, participating in events such as an informal Sicilian rally in the heat of the 2014 summer; the 2015 Flying Scotsman Rally; and the 2016 Mille Miglia, which it successfully completed. During these events the car never failed to attract considerable complimentary attention from organisers and participants alike. Today, this wonderful Bugatti represents a unique opportunity to own a highly original Type 30 with excellent provenance.

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  • October 16, 2022 Artcurial Auction, Automobiles sur les Champs France

    • C. 1990 Bugatti Type 35B Pur Sang Replica, Chassis "4874"
      Estimate €250,000 - €350,000

    • French title as Bugatti Type 35
    • Exceptional patina
    • Stunning performance from its 2.3L supercharged engine
    • Accepted on Bugatti rallies

    In the late 1920s and early 1930s, Ettore Bugatti established an unrivalled reputation by winning the most important races thanks to his cars' unbeatable performance. The greatest racing drivers drove these 'thoroughbred cars', as the advertising then referred to them, cars like the Type 35, which became the most successful car in racing history. It first appeared at the ACF Grand Prix at Lyon-Givors in 1924. With its in-line 8-cylinder 2-litre engine, with five main bearings using ball bearings, a new lubrication system compared with the Type 30 engine on which it was based, lightweight body, leaf springs and cast alloy wheels, it was the epitome of the sports car. Highly sought-after today, original examples - if you can find one - sell for 3-5 million, depending on their racing history.

    Lacking the means to buy a real one, it was only natural for Jorge Anadon, an Argentinian enthusiast, to create his own replica by making each part himself, as in period. Given the enthusiasm it met with, he decided to build more cars and sell them under the 'Pur Sang' name.

    The car on offer is fitted with the Type 35B supercharged 2.3L engine, rebuilt to period specification. It was imported by a delegate of the FFVE who kept it for some 15 years and took part in numerous Bugatti rallies. Its second owner kept it for about 10 years, deriving just as much pleasure from his powerful thoroughbred. All these years of rallies and historic races have given the 35B an exceptional patina, built up over time and many miles. It looks as if it has just finished a race in the 1930s, so authentic and unrestored is its bodywork. There is a world of difference between a recent Pur Sang and this car, which oozes originality with its unrestored leather. In addition, it has just been given a full service, and the tyres, fluids and some of the hoses have been replaced. The engine has also been optimised, with changes to the carburettor jets and spark plugs; the ignition system has been overhauled and the clutch adjusted. The car has really impressive performance and is ready to compete in many historic rallies. Supplied with its French title as a Bugatti 35T, this racer will give its next owner some wonderful thrills and, above all, let them enjoy the most famous pre-war sports car, for 10% of the price of a real one, which is virtually impossible to find!

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    June 19 - 24, 2023 International Bugatti Meeting Engelberg, Switzerland

    The IBM 2023 will take place in Engelberg from 19.06. - 24.06.2023.

    Participants will arrive Sunday, June 18th.

    We look forward to welcome around 80 Bugatti teams in central Switzerland. The registration forms will be available in the beginning of November.

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